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Let The Good Times Roll

09.09.15 by Justin Hartman

If you are like me, you often hear the questions: “Is business good?” and “Are you staying busy?” Recently, unlike a few years ago, my…

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Find Some Fun

08.24.15 by Daniel McClain

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how much we love our jobs there are going to be times when things may get monotonous, repetitive, or you may…

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Time For A Ride

06.16.15 by Scott Rodehaver

I recently read an article in Time magazine online about an entrepreneur who placed exercise as his highest priority, even over his 14-person company. While that may…

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Jump In With Both Feet

05.11.15 by Pryce Joyner

My first experience with marketing as a Professional Engineer is likened to jumping into a pool of water with both feet. You don’t know how…

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How Do You Do It?

03.18.15 by Liz Franklin

I am an Administrative Assistant and a mother of four-year old twin boys. An Administrative Assistant is a “behind the scenes” person, here to assist…

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Land Use: It’s What We Do

02.16.15 by Carolyn Back

There is a saying circulating around that makes Urban Planners chuckle… “I’m an Urban Planner. I solve problems you don’t know you have, in ways…

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Smile When It Hurts

12.15.14 by Brad Thurman

I recently had the great opportunity to serve as national president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), an organization dedicated to marketing and…

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Team Unity

11.11.14 by Mondher Labbane

My youngest son plays soccer for a team that has had success both at the state level (two-time state champions) and at the regional level….

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Keeping the Craft

10.13.14 by Sam Ray

Let’s keep the craft in our work. We usually think of craftsmanship as being the skill and effort to create a physical object. But I…

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68 Days to a New Perspective

08.06.14 by Emily Ashbaugh

I had an image of what a day at a typical engineering firm would look like. It’s quiet and maybe a little impersonal. Employees work…

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Quality Control

07.21.14 by Matt Gebhardt

I recently gave a presentation on quality control policy. During preparation, it dawned on me that as engineers we often miss the boat as to…

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What A Difference Four Years Make

06.24.14 by Gene Phillips

Do you ever stop to realize how much changes occur in a typical 4-year span? We just went through college graduation with our son. How…

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Give a Girl a Chance…

06.13.14 by Darcey Schumacher

Not too long ago, I formed a new relationship with a client who was in the market for a consultant with national retail experience. I…

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There’s More To It Than Money

04.22.14 by Jim Beach

There’s more to this working thing than money. We get fulfillment from forming bonds among our peers, having some nourishing accomplishments and contributing to our…

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It’s Not Always About The Numbers

03.31.14 by Carrie Johnson

As engineers, we tend to focus on the calculations and drawings and not on the other aspects of running a successful business.  I think a…

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March Madness

03.17.14 by Tom Hendrick

When the month of March rolls around I think most everyone is aware of March Madness in college basketball.  First, there are the conference tournaments,…

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All Things Happen For a Reason

03.10.14 by Sarah Appleton

I am a firm believer that all things happen for a reason, even if we will never know what that reason is.  A couple years…

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Embracing Differences

02.24.14 by Greg Poston

In a scene that is played out most mornings in our house, my wife is up bright and early ready for the day.  She has…

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The Next of a Thriving Breed

02.11.14 by Adrian Martin

art·i·san (ärt’ə zən, -san)  noun one that produces something in limited quantities often using traditional methods We’ve all grown up in an industrialized world.  Literally everything…

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The Art of Engineering

01.06.14 by Tom Wallace

At Wallace Engineering, we often talk about the “art of engineering”.  But what does that mean?  The American Engineers Council for Professional Development (ECPD), an…

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It’s Vintage.

11.11.13 by Doug Brown

In a recent Origin post by Ron Jantz, he writes about his career of 25 years at Wallace Engineering. He recounts his progression in responsibilities,…

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What is an Architectural Engineer?

11.04.13 by Kenna Chapin

This is a discussion that I have had several times with relatives, friends and other engineers as a graduate of the Architectural Engineering program at…

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Play Ball!

10.22.13 by Scott Rodehaver

Wallace Engineering moved into the Brady Arts district in 2006 to a great historic 1920s brick warehouse. We had a small parking lot with additional…

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Do Your Due Diligence

10.14.13 by Darren Burns

Are you an impulse shopper? Can you buy something on a whim?  I can’t. I think it’s due to being an engineer. I question everything….

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What is a Lifer?

10.07.13 by Ron Jantz

lif·er ˈlīfər/ noun informal noun: lifer; plural noun: lifers 1. 
a person serving a life sentence in prison. 2. 
a person who spends their life in…

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Embracing Responsibility

09.03.13 by Matt Schachle

Often times people ask for the opportunity to take on new/additional responsibility; whether that is a kid at home, an athlete on a sports team,…

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Green with Envy

08.20.13 by Lise Kifer

A while back I was perusing articles about the physical office spaces and campuses of “way out there” companies like Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon. …

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Relocation.

08.06.13 by Doug Fredeen

After owning a business or being part of the ownership team of a business for over twenty years, the economy threw a curve ball and…

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Pay It Forward

07.01.13 by Dan Mazzei

I sincerely appreciate working for a company whose culture encourages employees to give back to the community. Most have done more than I, but to…

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Get A Hobby!

06.26.13 by Win Rice

Structural engineering requires a broad skill set in order to be well rounded and deliver successful projects. We have to visualize projects mentally in three…

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Working with Municipalities

05.09.13 by Coby Crowl

We serve several different types of clients, one being Municipalities. I want to focus on the municipal approach and one way we help them create…

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Wellness In The Workplace

04.30.13 by Tom Hendrick

Wellness.  We have all heard the term.  But do we really know what it means?  Why we should be interested in it? And how you…

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Raising the Bar…

04.22.13 by Sarah Appleton

The first and foremost responsibility of any engineering professional is to hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public.  As a structural engineer…

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Getting Involved!

04.18.13 by Carrie Johnson

The most effective people I know don’t just sit back and complain about the status quo. They get involved and try to make a difference….

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It’s Not the Economy, Stupid. It’s Value.

04.02.13 by Brad Thurman

I recently attended a regional conference for the Society of College and University Planning.  Futurist Glen Hiemstra, who discussed the trends and forces affecting education,…

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Gracias. Danke. Merci. Thanks.

11.23.10 by Brad Thurman

Your mom said it.  And your dad.  And your grandparents and teachers.  As a child, it was a gentle reminder whenever someone gave you a…

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